811 Search Results for controversial

Sep 28, 2014 2:26 pm

Breakdown of Romero/Kennedy Controversy and How to Solve It

UFC middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero stumbled upon a drama-filled bout this past Saturday night at “UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso”. Toward the end of the second round, Kennedy grabbed hold of Romero’s wrist and caught him with a right hand. After some wiggling of Romero’s wrist, Kennedy accidentally hooked his two fingers on...

Sep 28, 2014 9:41 am

Tim Kennedy Confronts Yoel Romero Backstage Post Fight

Following a controversial period between the second and third round where Yoel Romero was left on the stool for an extra 25 seconds after nearly being KO’d at the end of the 2nd round, Yoel Romero went out and TKO’d Tim Kennedy. Kennedy, who was rightfully upset about the situation, confronted Romero backstage about the...

Sep 17, 2014 4:33 pm

Jim Ross Prepares For MMA Broadcasting Debut

Longtime WWE commentator Jim Ross, known as J.R. for short, is gearing up for his debut into the world of Mixed Martial Arts commentating. JR was released from his contract by the WWE over a year ago, and has made public his desire to call MMA fights. BattleGrounds MMA gave Ross the opportunity, and invited...

Sep 10, 2014 5:20 am

Bas Rutten Responds to ‘Askren-Gate’ Controversy

“Some people commented on my wall about the Ben Askren interview we did and I wanted to say something because I promised I would but then I thought: “They can see themselves it’s really not like Ben is saying it is”, and then Ben started attacking us on Twitter and on ‘MMA Junkie’ with untrue...


Sep 2, 2014 5:43 pm

McCarthy Defends Bendo Stoppage

“Benson got hit with several things that hurt him, and when Benson is just a tough fighter. When he got hit with a left/right hand that hurt him, and he stood his ground and started firing back, and then he got hurt with a knee that ended up putting him down and when he tried...

Aug 30, 2014 11:02 am

Tyron Woodley Speaks on Hometown of Ferguson, MI

  Tyron Woodley recently sat down with Steph Daniels from Bloodyelbow.com to discuss a wide range of topics, including the Rory MacDonald fight, his ATT teammates, and his opinion of Bellator MMA’s new boss, Scott Coker. During the course of the interview, more sensitive matters came up, namely the confusing and highly controversial state of...

Aug 28, 2014 5:04 am

Glover Teixeira Promises To Finish Phil Davis

Despite Phil Davis’ initial claims that if he were to fight Glover Teixeira to a decision in Brazil next month that he would likely lose, Glover has a different take. “I didn’t understand his complaint. That decision (at UFC 163) was controversial, but I thought that Lyoto won the fight and Phil’s arm was the...

Aug 24, 2014 9:52 am

More Details About Booted UFC Judge Revealed

Yesterday during UFC Macau, Dana White made a judgement call mid fight to remove judge Howard Hughes mid card. The decision came after two controversial decisions, where Hughes ended up being the deciding judge in both cases. The first robbery of the night was during the Elizabeth Phillips and Milana Dudieva fight. Phillips was in...

Aug 15, 2014 9:58 am

Cerrone vs. Green, Krause vs. Masvidal added to UFC 178

In lieu of the removal of Jones vs Cormier from the main event of UFC 178, the UFC has added a new stellar bout to the card, and fixed another. Late Thursday night the UFC announced that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was going up against Bobby Green. Green was originally slatted to fight Jorge Masvidal, but...

Aug 8, 2014 10:27 am

UFC’s Mike Goldberg Inks NFL Commentating Deal With FOX

Next week, FOX Sports celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first NFL on FOX game telecast, and as the season approaches, the network is proud to unveil its 2014 broadcast teams, building on the strength of its well-respected lineup by coupling promising new talent with proven broadcast veterans.  The announcement was made today by FOX Sports President, COO & Executive Producer, Eric Shanks, and Executive Producer John Entz.  Regular-season...

Aug 4, 2014 5:57 pm

Abel Trujillo Out, Maynard In Against Pearson At FN 47

UFC Fight Night 47 has just lost Abel Trujillo with an injury, and as a result, top ranked UFC lightweight Gray Maynard is now stepping in to fight Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor Maine. No word from the UFC yet as to what injury forced Trujillo off the card. Pearson is...

Aug 1, 2014 6:29 pm

Aldo Not Against TRT, Thinks Anyone Who Is Is A P***y

“I see no problem (with TRT usage). A lot of people use something and hide, then they criticize people who admittedly use. I think these are a bunch of pu$$ies trying to find an excuse, fearing to lose fights against who’s doing a good job. At one point you have an age that makes it...

Jul 28, 2014 5:18 pm

Belfort Talks In Third Person, Says “No More TRT, Now It’s TNT”

Vitor Belfort received his license to fight Chris Weidman for the UFC title in December last week, and is already looking forward to the bout, and to put his controversial past behind him. He spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about how the TRT era is done, and now its time...

Jul 28, 2014 4:36 pm

Hendricks Camp Disses GSP, Says He Isn’t Dangerous

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks may have lost a controversial decision to Georges St. Pierre in December, but that hasn’t stopped him from saying he would beat GSP in a rematch. This time Hendricks camp took some shots at GSP after finding out that they would be prepping Johny for a rematch against Robbie Lawler....

Jul 20, 2014 7:33 pm

‘Mighty Mouse’ Doesn’t Care If His Opponents Cheat With Steroids

“I don’t care if my opponents are cheating or not. I train my butt off to fight the man who is put in front of me whether he’s on steroids or not. I want to play on a level playing field, but if they knew about it beforehand and didn’t stop it, at the same...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 13, 2014 9:07 am

Ali Bagautinov’s Manager Addresses Recent Drug Test Failure For EPO In Title Fight

“I’m not Ali’s (Bagautinov) lawyer, but I want to draw attention to several circumstances about this decision of Athletic Commission. We are talking about a doping sample, which was taken not on the fight day, not before and not after the event (UFC 174), but two weeks before the show… Two weeks before the fight...

Jul 11, 2014 10:16 am

Dana White “Dissapointed” With Latest Drug Testing Failure

If rumors hold true, 60-70% of MMA fighters are taking ‘special vitamins’ to increase their performance. It’s a scary reality, that only until now, has come to light. With yesterday’s news that another top 5 UFC fighter has indeed failed an out-of-competition drug test, Dana White released the following to Yahoo Sports, “I’m beyond disappointed....

Jul 11, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Latest High-Profile PED Failure

Last month’s UFC 174 headliner, Ali Baugatinov failed his out-of-competition drug test from June and it doesn’t look good. The former flyweight title challenger was popped, for EPO. A very dangerous substance that gives you better cardio while merely sitting on the couch. He’s been suspended for a year. One-day removed from this discovery and...

Jul 4, 2014 8:47 am

Matt Hughes To GSP: Get Out Of The UFC

Former welterweight champion Matt Hughes spoke about the future of another former welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre. GSP tentatively retired from the sport last year after his controversial win over Johny Hendricks. Personal reasons were the main source of GSP’s ‘retirement’ however in the weeks and months after, he complained about poor drug testing procedures,...

Jun 26, 2014 2:40 pm

Schaub Not In EA UFC Game, Says Creators Can Suck A D***

“I don’t know if it’s contract negotiations or what. When I was at the Joe Rogan show, one of the creators came up to me and said, ‘listen man, we’ve seen the outcries, we know we’re going to figure it out and we’re going to put you in the game.’ So, I’m waiting for that....

Jun 23, 2014 8:58 am

Machida Believes Belfort Deserves Title Shot

Lyoto Machida spoke to Fox Sports through an interpreter to express his belief that Vitor Belfort deserves a title shot after Machida and Weidman do war on July 5th. “Logically, he’s next in line, Belfort was supposed to fight Weidman but after the TRT ban, Belfort was unable to get licensed, and as a result...

Jun 21, 2014 8:08 pm

BJ Penn Opens As Betting Underdog To Frankie Edgar

For the first time in this duo’s trilogy, Frankie Edgar is the odd’s makers pick to win against BJ Penn. The two former champs first squared off at UFC 112 back in 2010. Frankie Edgar earned a controversial decision over Penn to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion. Some called it a robbery, others a...

Jun 20, 2014 6:10 am

New Mexico Will Not Overturn Sanchez vs. Pearson Decision

  After a meeting on Wednesday, the New Mexico Athletic Commission made a ruling on the controversial decision from the Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson bout. They ruled that…The decision will stand. That’s right Sanchez will get to keep his shiny W in his win column. The fight, which took place at UFC Fight Night...

Jun 18, 2014 6:43 am

Report: Viacom Replacing Bjorn Rebney With Scott Coker

  If reports hold true, the MMA world just got loads better and Bellator now has a shot at longevity. Former Strikeforce president Scott Coker (pictured), the man who lead the world’s #2 MMA promotion for years, has reportedly been pegged to replace the controversial Bjorn Rebney as Bellator president. No oword from Bellator officials...

Jun 16, 2014 11:18 am

Dr. Catlin: Sonnen Was Just Trying To Be Normal

Dr. Don Catlin, arguably the most qualified person to speak about TRT, did so on Inside MMA with Bas Ruten and Kenny Rice to discuss the results of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test last week. For those who don’t know Dr. Catlin opened the first anti-doping lab in the US back in 1982, which also...